"I have come to realize that HSU is one of the brightest stars in Abilene, and in Texas. It is an extraordinary university."

When my husband and I moved back to Abilene eleven years ago, I was so glad to be back to old Abilene, “prettiest town I’ve ever seen.” I have come to realize that HSU is one of the brightest stars in Abilene, and in Texas. It is an extraordinary university.  I get up every day and look forward to coming to campus.

There are so many things to say about Hardin-Simmons. I love the classroom atmosphere and the low faculty/student ratio at Hardin-Simmons. Research shows small classrooms to be the best learning environment. We have such a unique family here, where professors invite students into their homes and where we socialize with each other beyond the campus.

Our students are exceptional. We also have a growing population of international students, and I love getting to know them. Those students enhance our campus and teach us so much about global awareness.

There is a framework of faith on campus. Students are here because they have callings, dreams, and hopes. Holy Scripture guides to “live a life that is worthy of our calling,” and the culture at Hardin-Simmons inspires us to ask the larger questions:  How can I live my best life? How do I live a life that has meaning? We are all in the process of becoming.  As Henry David Thoreau wrote, “I [don’t] want to get to the end of my life and see that I have not lived. I [do] not want to live what is not life. Living is so dear.”  Here at Hardin-Simmons, we walk the journey together.

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